News from our B Local PDX community of Certified B Corporations
via B the Change: Northwest Permanente Is Expanding Its Worker-Ownership Opportunities, and It Revealed a Few (Good) Surprises
Our April B Learning Lunch was held on April 26, 2018. The topic was Carbon Footprinting & Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Business 101 with Heather Schrock, Environmental Products Representative, from Bonneville Environmental Foundation. In her talk, Heather demystified some questions taken directly from the B Impact Assessment around measuring your greenhouse gas emissions and figuring out carbon footprint. She also discussed carbon offsets and how they can be calculated.
via KATU News: Two wineries in the WIllamette Valley - Sokol Blosser and Stoller - were honored in Architectural Digest for their efforts to "save the planet."
via Portland Business Journal: 39 Oregon companies have joined the B Corps ranks since the beginning of 2016. Of the 1,961 B Corps, 85 are from Oregon, a staggering total for such a relatively small state. That's more than Florida, Illinois and Washington put together, as well as five times as many that are based in Texas. Meet the newest Oregon B Corps.
via Portland State University: As part of B Impact PSU, a program led by Portland State business students, soon-to-be MBAs consulted companies as they worked through the rigorous assessment required to obtain B Corp status.
via B the Change: When customers browsed the on-tap offerings at Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon, during September and October, they found a drink they likely hadn’t heard of before: a hard cider called Cascara. The beverage was made with the dried husks of coffee cherries, which lended a complex, fruity flavor that was quite different from the flavor of coffee beans.
via Portland Business Journal: Oregon B Corporations are joining forces to promote the triple bottom line business model and support companies that join the coveted certification's circle. Volunteer professionals from local B Corp companies are taking recruitment, communications, membership and other responsibilities into their own hands.
via Portland Business Journal: in photos - B Corporations from around the country met in Portland yesterday to hear sustainable business leaders talk about how their companies stay so green.
via Portland Monthly: What’s a B Corporation? Here, popular! Oregon has the third largest concentration of certified B Corporations in the United States; Portland has the second largest concentration among cities in the world.